The famous singer has been in the music industry for over 60 years
Dolly Parton is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, actress, and businesswoman from Tennessee. With her albums sold millions of times, Parton was named one of the best singers in the world.
Parton started out as a songwriter writing lyrics for other singers and debuted in 1967 with her first album entitled “Hello, I’m Dolly”.
After such a long career in the Hollywood music industry, what is Dolly Parton’s current net worth? As of 2021, it’s $ 600 million.
life and career
Dolly Parton was born in Tennessee on January 19, 1946. She was the fourth of twelve children of Robert Lee Parton and Avie Lee. She had stated that her family had financial problems, but was very interested in music. She took singing lessons from her mother and credits her uncle Bill for helping her make a career in music from a young age.
Parton first appeared on television at the age of ten. Her career began in 1967 when she teamed up with entertainer Porter Wagoner for the Porter Wagoner Show. This helped her get a musical deal with RCA Records, which later released her first single.
Parton released their first crossover song, ‘Here You Come Again,’ which topped the charts and won a Grammy in 1978. Starting in 1999, she released a number of albums inspired by bluegrass music, a type of American country music. The four albums were “The Grass is Blue”, “Little Sparrow”, “Halos & Horns” and “Those Were the Days”.
During her career, Parton has written and arranged over 3000 songs for which she has won numerous music awards. She was also twice nominated for the Oscars for her songs’ Travellin ‘Thru’ and ‘9 to 5’.